Recent changes in Europe’s cocaine market: results from an EMCDDA trendspotter study


Using trendspotter methodology, this report explores signs of increasing availability and consumption of cocaine in Europe, in an effort to increase our understanding of recent changes in the cocaine market. The study investigates the consequences of these developments on acute health harms linked to cocaine and crack use and reviews the current public health responses to problems related to these drugs.

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Table of contents

  • Study rationale and methods
  • Cocaine: a range of products
  • Cocaine markets: production and supply
  • Cocaine use
  • Harms and deaths
  • Health responses to cocaine and crack cocaine use
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References